Pride and Prejudice - Vol 2 Chapter 2 Notes Essay

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Pride and Prejudice Notes – Volume 2, Chapter 2. New Characters Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner: Mrs. Bennet’s sophisticated brother and sister-in-law. Mrs. Gardiner is an intelligent and elegant young woman. Chapter Summary. Mr. Collins leaves again. Elizabeth’s aunt and uncle Mrs. Gardiner and Mr. Gardiner bring their children and visit Longbourn for the Christmas holidays. Mrs. Gardiner is a more sensible woman than Mrs. Bennet and she is close to Elizabeth and Jane. Mrs. Gardiner knows of Jane’s disappointment in Bingley and she offers Jane to go home with them to London. Jane accepts the offer and she insists that Bingley is not to blame for harming her, infact no one is. Jane is disappointed in herself because she thought that Bingley cared for her which she also thinks that she may have imagined on her part. She says “It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us. Women fancy admiration means more than it does." Despite this Jane seems to secretly hope that she will see Bingley and his sisters while she is in London, but Elizabeth doesn't expect that Bingley will visit Jane because she is sure that Darcy will prevent it. She also believes that Bingley's back-stabbing sisters will drop their acquaintance with Jane once she is in town. While the Gardiners are at Longbourn, Mrs. Gardiner meets Wickham and talks with him about Pemberley, Darcy's estate. Wickham tells the story again of how Darcy mistreated him, and Mrs. Gardiner believes it to be true because when she lived in Derbyshire, not far from Pemberley, she remembers hearing that Darcy, unlike his beloved father, was a selfish, spoiled young

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